Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Circles - Discipleship

Sunday Circles
        Building Your Family With Friends
Church On The Rock

Hymn: Come Thou Fount
Memory Verse: Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Lesson: Discipleship

                Pastor remarks and intro of first principle

First Principle: Model
Character: Paul
Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 11:1 Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.
Question: What are some areas of life where we naturally influence the mind set and behavior of others by what we do?
Follow Up Question: What are some ways leadership can be expressed through our daily lives?
Conclusion: Our spiritual DNA is much like our biological DNA. We tend to imitate our spiritual mothers and fathers. This is by God’s design. For this reason, we should pay close attention to our words, our attitudes, and our actions because others follow us.

                Pastor remarks and intro of second principle

Second Principle: Mentor
Character: Timothy
Scripture Reference: 2 Timothy 2:25-26 Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth. Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants.
Question: Can we always expect others will listen to our well meant instructions?
Follow Up Question:  What can we do to better position ourselves to be heard?
Conclusion: It is important we take the time to teach others and instruct them concerning God’s ways, especially those who are headed down destructive paths. Our instructions should come from a heart of humility realizing that we too are susceptible to sin. Often we must build the bridge of relationship before we can successfully reach others with heavy loads of instruction or correction. People care what you know when they first know that you care.

Pastor remarks and intro of third principle

Third Principle: Multiply
Character: Paul
Scripture Reference: 2 Timothy 2:2 You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.
Question: What is the difference in being able and being faithful?
Follow Up Question: In what ways can a person’s ability become a test to their faithfulness?
Conclusion: It is not only our responsibility to lead others and teach others but also to make them fruitful in their adventures of life. One of the original five commands of God was to be fruitful and multiply. Fruit is a second generation expression of life.

Pastor closing remarks

·        Connect Cards; Offering and Prayer
·        Memory Verse

·        Pre-Praise & Worship Prayer will be hosted in the Sanctuary Studio. Worship will begin in just a few minutes.